Orchha Off The Beaten Path

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    Chhattris over view from Betwa

    by RAJASTHANBYCAR Written Sep 9, 2007

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    Chhattris view from River Betwa
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    At evening sunset the best viewed Chhattris and Ghats from the narrow road bridge (on the Betwa) or from the boulders on the opposite bank, where one can see the full effect of their reflection in the still waters of the Betwa.

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    Lakshi Narayan Temple - paintings

    by Willettsworld Written Jun 14, 2007

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    The inner walls and ceilings of the temple are profusely decorated with paintings depicting various episodes of the Ramayana and Srimad Bhagavota Geeta. The paintings are from the Bundelkhand School of painting which was prevailant between the 17th and 19th centuries. More photo's can be found in one of my travelogues.

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    Lakshi Narayan Temple

    by Willettsworld Written Jun 14, 2007

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    The Lakshi Narayan Temple, is built on a small hill about a kilometre west of the village. It was built by Vir Singh Deo in 1622 and later renovated by Prithvi Singh in 1793. The structure has the appearance of a fort with a central spire rising up in the courtyard. The interior features wonderful wall and ceiling paintings from the Bundelkhand School of painting.

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    None Ju Ki Haveli

    by Willettsworld Written Jun 13, 2007

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    I think these ruins are called the None Ju ki Haveli but I'm not too sure. They're just off By-pass road. None Shah was the governor of king Vir Singh Bundela (1605-1627) and he belonged to the Bar Gujar clan. The haveli was built in the 17th century, having a square plan and a three storeyed entrance towards the north. The courtyard was surrounded by rectangular rooms and verandahs while the entrance has an interesting palanquin roof which was typical of many of the havelis of Rajasthan and Gujarat.

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    Flowers on posh hotel wall

    by Willettsworld Written Jun 13, 2007

    These beautiful flowers sprout over the wall of the posh Amar Hotel on By-pass road near the cenotaphs. The wall looks like the one that surrounds the palaces. Very clever! There's a couple of posh hotels near the cenotaphs which lie only a few hundred metres away from where the locals live in tiny houses with kids being washed naked on the street from hand pumped wells.

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    Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary

    by keeweechic Written Nov 10, 2006

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    Orchha has a wildlife sanctuary which is located on the far bank of the Betwa River. Covering an area which is 15 kilometres wide and 25 kilometres long, this is an area where tigers once roamed. There are trails for walking and you can view some 200 species of birds relative to the river and forest area. The sanctuary conducts safari tours and while you will not see tigers, there are other wild animals about such as wild boar, blue bulls and sloth bears.

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    A father and a girl

    by crescentmoon Written Dec 17, 2005

    People in a small village behind the Ram Raja Temple is very very nice.
    They 'd like to talk, even they didn't speak English and I spoke Hindi Tora-Tora,
    But we did understand.

    I think honestly smile is the best language in the world.

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    Who's eating plastic bag?

    by crescentmoon Updated Dec 17, 2005

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    A lot of cows in India, they have to feed thenself.
    Looking for food around the street ,
    throwned vegetable ,rubbish etc..

    but most of dangerous thing is plastic bag.
    They'll get sick and slowly bloody die....poor cows.

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    Chandrashekhar Azad Shaid Smarak

    by RAJASTHANBYCAR Written May 8, 2005
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    Shahid Smarak
    Commemorates the great freedom fighter Chandrashekhar Azad who lived and worked in hiding in Orchha during 1926 and 1927.

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